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IMI’s McCordsville Quarry approaches its final chapter

Dec 17, 2015

IMI’s McCordsville Quarry approaches its final chapter

Every good business plan starts with a vision, and that was what Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) had when it opened its aggregate mining operations in McCordsville, Ind. in 1955. But this vision evolved into something beyond traditional business planning, turning ...

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Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville Quarry demonstrates how energy efficiency pays off

Nov 11, 2015

Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville Quarry demonstrates how energy efficiency pays off

Romeoville Quarry, a Lehigh Hanson crushed stone operation located in a suburb southwest of Chicago, opened as a Material Service quarry in the 1930s. It was originally owned by the Crown family of Chicago, and was sold to Lehigh Hanson ...

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Reclaimed quarry site offers educational opportunity about mining

Sep 21, 2015

During the fall, a favorite weekend activity among my family is to spend the afternoon having a picnic, and following it up with a hike. As we look for new trails to explore, I downloaded a handy app from our local park ...

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Top Operations: Dolese Brothers’ Davis Quarry

Sep 16, 2015

Top Operations: Dolese Brothers’ Davis Quarry

« Click here to return and cast your vote for Davis Quarry in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »                 In the late 1800s, four brothers started a public works ...

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Top Operations: Vulcan Materials Company’s Fort Payne Quarry

Sep 13, 2015

Top Operations: Vulcan Materials Company’s Fort Payne Quarry

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the Fort Payne Quarry in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   At a time when many cities fight to ...

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Top Operations: Summit Materials’ Nehemiah Pit

Sep 09, 2015

Top Operations: Summit Materials’ Nehemiah Pit

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the Nehemiah Pit in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   Summit Materials’ recently acquired crushed stone quarry in central ...

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Operations Illustrated July 2015

Jul 02, 2015

Operations Illustrated  July 2015

By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Rethinking Reclamation Many of the most successful reclamation projects are ones that enhance the community surrounding the site, as well as ties between the operator and the community. An end use that suits the needs of the community ...

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Grove Stone and Quarry will host Spartan Race in Asheville

May 07, 2015

Grove Stone and Quarry will host Spartan Race in Asheville

Grove Stone and Quarry is set to host the first ever Spartan Race in Asheville, N.C., this summer. The Citizen-Times reports that the race, which will be Aug. 29, can accommodate 8,000 runners, and nearly 3,000 are already registered. Ben VanCamp, ...

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Tilcon’s Mt. Hope Quarry pays Rockaway Township $250,000 to settle alleged code violations

May 07, 2015

Tilcon’s Mt. Hope Quarry pays Rockaway Township $250,000 to settle alleged code violations

Operators at Tilcon’s Mt. Hope Quarry will pay Rockaway Township $250,000 to settle alleged code violations that stretch back to 2006. NJ.com reports that the allegations involve Tilcon’s construction of new buildings and modification of others in 2006 without planning ...

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Is your crisis communication plan in place?

May 01, 2015

Is your crisis communication plan in place?

If your operation was suddenly in the spotlight and the news media showed up on your doorstep, could you handle an interview? Do you know who would serve as spokesman for your operation? Would you know what key points to ...

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Michigan DNR agrees to sell land to Graymont, Inc. to develop limestone mine

Mar 26, 2015

After a Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) agreed to sell 1,781 acres of land in northern Mackinac County to Graymont, Inc. for the development of a limestone mine. The Herald reports that Graymont ...

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Five Aggregate Industries operations receive NSSGA awards

Mar 25, 2015

Five Aggregate Industries operations received awards from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) during the NSSGA Annual Convention last week, PRNewswire reports. Two facilities were granted Environmental Excellence Awards and three facilities were granted Community Relations Awards. Award ...

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